Not all minky fabric is created equal. Cheaper minky quickly loses softness. I use only the best!
You'd think adding fabric softener would help your soft blanket feel even more soft... but it doesn't! The oil in the softener weighs down the light hairs of fabric which makes it feel a little icky. Skin oil does this, too. Washing will help!
If you got gum or a chunk of sucker stuck in the minky, try using an ice cube to freeze it before gently scraping it off.
Machine wash COLD. Tumble dry on AIR setting or, safest route, hang dry.
It is ideal to wash your blanket all on its own with LIQUID soap, not detergent pods.
WASH BEFORE USE
Always wash your blankets before snuggling with them. Be sure you feel the blanket is safe before giving it to a child.